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Old 08-02-2003, 02:25 PM   #1
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Question Cant able to install DVB Card Driver.

Hi i'm NewBie , i just install Red Hat 9
and now i wanna install (Driver) for DVB Card (Pent@Value) for Down link from Satellite.

I download new Driver for Linux from there website wwwpentamediacom
I found Linux Driver. Its a tar file.
I open it and read the README file about installation instruction this

* Linux kernel 2.4.x or greater
* It be tested on kernel 2.4.0, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6, 2.4.7, 2.4.8 2.4.9 2.4.10 2.4.12 2.4.14 2.4.15 2.4.16 2.4.17,2.4.18
* autoheader v2.13 or above
* autoconf v2.13 or above
* aclocal v1.5 or above
* automake v1.5 or above
* gtk+,gdk v1.1.2 or above for only pentavalx
* glib v1.1.3 or above for only pentavalx
* X11R5 (or above) and libraries for only pentavalx

Following are the installation instructions

shell> tar zxvf pentaval-(RHx-)x.x.x.tar.gz
shell> cd pentaval-(RHx-)x.x.x
shell> autoheader
shell> autoconf
shell> aclocal
shell> automake
shell> ./configure
shell> make clean
shell> make
shell> make install (You have to be the root user.)

What i do is untar the file pentaval-RH7x-.x.x.tar.gz and then
shell>tar zxvf pentaval-RH7x-.x.x.x.tar.gz (workfine)
shell> cd pentaval-(RH7x-)x.x.x (workfine)
shell> autoheader (workfine)
shell> autoconf (workfine)
shell> aclocal (workfine)
shell> automake (workfine)

Now when i try to enter command
[root@Hummer pentaval-RHx-2.1.10]# ./configure

checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
/pentaval-RHx-2.1.10/config/missing: Unknown `--run' option
Try `/pentaval-RHx-2.1.10/config/missing --help' for more information
configure: WARNING: `missing' script is too old or missing

shell>make clean (workfine)

Then when i enter commad

[root@Hummer pentaval-RHx-2.1.10]# make install

[ Installing the modules/interface ]

A module named scanval already exists, removing now.

Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/scanval.o

->Installing module pentaval

Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/pentaval.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/pentaval.o: init_module: No such deviceHint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg

->Bringing up interface pentaval0

pentaval device pentaval0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.
[root@Hummer pentaval-RHx-2.1.10]#

Please help me out , what should i do, All i need is to install the DVB card.I can able to up the interface pentaval0.
Please anyone help me.

Thnak in Advance.
Old 08-02-2003, 02:40 PM   #2
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Old 09-22-2003, 04:44 AM   #3
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Dear Neos,

I think you can install the DVB card if u use redhat 7.3 at most or 7.2 redhat at least as the driver tar file has been created with gcc 2.* glibc and redhat 8.0 & 9.0 uses gcc3.* if i am correct so u can try with 7.3 redhat .

What ever install type u use be sure to install rpm kernel-source*.rpm and
#cd to /usr/src/linux2.*.* ; dir and unzip the pentaval tar and make a link
#ln -s /usr/src/linux2.*.* /usr/src/linux ; then from then from the pentaval untared dir use ./configure and so on as the readme and INSTALL file says

In hope that this will help u as it worked for me



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